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Workplace HIV/AIDS control: transnational companies

Export Indicator

Percentage of transnational companies which are present in developing countries and which have HIV/AIDS workplace policies and programmes
What it measures

 
To assess progress in implementing workplace policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS in transnational companies
 

Rationale
Numerator

Number of employers with HIV/AIDS policies and programmes that meet all of the below criteria.
 
1. Prevention of stigmatization and discrimination on the basis of HIV infection status in: (a) staff recruitment and promotion; and (b) employment, sickness and termination benefits.
2. Workplace-based HIV-prevention activities that cover: (a) the basic facts on HIV and AIDS; (b) specifi c work-related HIV transmission hazards and safeguards; (c) condom promotion; (d) confidential voluntary counselling and testing; (e) sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment; and (f) provisions for HIV- and AIDSrelated drugs.

Denominator

Number of employers surveyed (110). 

Calculation
Method of measurement

 
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) list of 100 largest transnational companies ranked by foreign assets plus an addition 10 transnationals in mining and tourism sectors are asked to state whether they are currently implementing personnel policies and procedures that cover, as a minimum, all of the following aspects.
1. Prevention of stigmatization and discrimination on the basis of HIV infection status in: (a) staff recruitment and promotion; and (b) employment, sickness and termination benefi ts.
2. Workplace-based HIV-prevention activities that cover: (a) the basic facts on HIV and AIDS; (b) specifi c work-related HIV transmission hazards and safeguards; (c) condom promotion; (d) confi dential voluntary counselling and testing; (e) sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment; and (f) provisions for HIV- and AIDSrelated drugs.
 
Copies of written personnel policies and regulations should be obtained and assessed wherever possible.
 

Measurement frequency

Annual

Disaggregation

Education: N/A

Gender: N/A

Geographic location: N/A

Pregnancy status: N/A

Sector: N/A

Target: N/A

Time period: N/A

Type of orphan: N/A

Vulnerability status: N/A

Explanation of the numerator
Explanation of the denominator
Strengths and weaknesses
Further information